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Guihua Bai

Research Plant Molecular Geneticist
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Dr. Guihua Bai
Research Plant Molecular Geneticist

ATTN: Guihua Bai

Kansas State University
4008 Throckmorton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66502
Telephone: 785.532.1124



B.S., Agronomy, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

M.S., Plant Genetics and Breeding, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

Ph.D., Plant Pathology, Purdue University


Dr. Guihua Bai is the Director of Central Small Grain Genotyping Lab of US Department of Agriculture. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Wheat Genetics and Breeding in Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University. His research is to develop genetic and genomic resources and use them to improve hard winter wheat in the US Great Plains. Prior to joining Kansas State University in 2002, Dr. Bai worked on wheat genetics and breeding as an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University, a Molecular Biologist in USDA Mycotoxin Unit at Peoria, a post-doc fallow in University of Illinois, Urbana, IL and Texas Tech University in Lubbock TX.

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H Chen, Z Su, B Tian, Y Liu, Y Pang, V Kavetskyi, HN Trick, G Bai. (2022) Development and optimization of a Barley stripe mosaic virus (BSMV)-mediated gene editing system to improve Fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance in wheat. Plant Biotech J, DOI: 10.1111/pbi.13819


L Chai, M Xin, C Dong, Z Chen, H Zhai, J Zhuang, X Cheng, N Wang, J Geng, X Wang, R Bian, Y Yao, W Guo, Z Hu, H Peng, G Bai, Q Sun, Z Su, J Liu, Z Ni. (2022) A natural variation in Ribonuclease H-like gene underlies Rht8 to confer "Green Revolution" trait in wheat. Mol Plant, 15, 377–380


X Li, T Guo, G Bai, Z Zhang, D See, J Marshall, KA Garland-Campbell. (2022) Genetics-inspired data-driven approaches explain and predict crop performance fluctuations attributed to changing climatic conditions. Mol Plant, 15, 203–206


W Wang, B Tian, Q Pan, Y Chen, F He, G Bai, A Akhunova, HN Trick,  E Akhunov. (2021) Expanding the range of editable targets in the wheat genome using the variants of the Cas12a and Cas9 nucleases. Plant Biotechnol J, 19, 2428–2441.


Y Pang, C Liu, D Wang, P St. Amand, A Bernardo, W Li, F He, L Li, L Wang, Yuan X., Dong L., Su Y., Zhang H., Zhao M., Liang Y., Jia H., Shen X., Lu Y., Jiang H., Wu Y., Li A., Wang H., Kong L., Bai G, S Liu. (2020) High-resolution genome-wide association study identifies genomic regions and candidate genes for important agronomic traits in wheat. Mol Plant,


H Wang, S Sun, W Ge, L Zhao, B Hou, K Wang, Z Lyu, L Chen, S Xu, J Guo, M Li, P Su, X Li, G Wang, C Bo, X Fang, W Zhuang, X Cheng, J Wu, L Dong, W Chen, W Li, G Xiao, J Zhao, Y Hao, Y Xu, Y Gao, W Liu, Y Liu, H Yin, J Li, X Li, Y Zhao, X Wang, F Ni, X Ma, A Li, SS Xu, G Bai, E Nevo, C Gao, H Ohm, L Kong. (2020) Horizontal gene transfer of Fhb7 from fungus underlies Fusarium head blight resistance in wheat. Science, 368 (6493):eaba5435. doi: 10.1126/science.aba5435.


A. Bernardo, P St. Amand, HQ Le, Z Su, G Bai. (2019). Multiplex restriction amplicon sequencing: a novel next-generation sequencing-based marker platform for high-throughput genotyping. Plant Biotechnol J,


Z Su, A Bernardo, B Tian, H Chen, S Wang, H Ma, S Cai, D Liu, D Zhang, T Li, H Trick, P St. Amand, J Yu, Z Zhang, G Bai. (2019). A Deletion Mutation in TaHRC Confers Fhb1 Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat. Nat Genet,


S. Liu, S. K. Sehgal, M. Lin, J. Li, H. N. Trick, B. S. Gill and G. Bai. 2015. Independent mis-splicing mutations in TaPHS1 causing loss of pre-harvest sprouting (PHS) resistance during wheat domestication. New Phytol,  doi: 10.1111/nph.13489


S Liu, SK Sehgal, J Li, M Lin, HN Trick, J Yu, BS Gill, G Bai. (2013) Cloning and characterization of a critical regulator for pre-harvest sprouting in wheat” Genetics, 195(1): 263–273. doi: 10.1534/genetics.113.152330.